Trump denies 'sh*thole countries' remarks as condemnation mounts at home and overseas

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Just before Christmas, a New York Times report emerged alleging that Trump had said people from Haiti "all have AIDS", that Nigerians all live in huts and that Afghanistan is full of terrorists. April Ryan, Urban Radio Networks reporter and CNN contributor, said. Made up by Dems.

The Vatican and the White House are at odds again, this time over President Donald Trump's reported use of vulgar language to refer to certain countries during immigration talks.

"If that comment is accurate, the comment is incredibly disappointing", Scott also told The Post and Courier on Friday morning.

Mr Trump continued: "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. He used those words", Durbin said. "Probably should record future meeting - unfortunately no trust". Day, noting the contributions of a "great American hero".

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Durbin, the only Democrat in the room when President Trump made the comments, condemned it as "hate-filled, vile and racist".

"I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that oval office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday", Durbin said, referring to "the exact word used by the President not just once but repeatedly".

The president also insisted that while he used "tough" language during the meeting, he did not make the "shithole" remark as reported.

The Post, which cited people briefed on the meeting, quoted Trump as asking why the United States attracted immigrants from "shithole countries" such as African nations, Haiti or El Salvador, rather than - for instance - wealthy and overwhelmingly white Norway. Trump's comments call into question whether moderate Republicans can really pull Trump to the center on immigration at all.

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The Trump administration announced late a year ago that it would end a temporary residency permit program that allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States following a devastating 2010 natural disaster. Durbin recounted that Trump went on to discuss similarly protected immigration from Africa, "calling the nations they come from s-holes". "Haitians should not be seen as a bunch of immigrants who come to the United States to exploit USA resources". The White House did not deny them.

"Let's have a Twitter war", said Joyner, a Tampa attorney, referring to the president's fondness for the social media service.

The Haitian government the president's remarks and formally summoned an American official to explain them, Haiti's ambassador to the US, told NBC News contributor Yamiche Alcindor.

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